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  • Essay On Gdc

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    organization of the Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC). The GRMC is a health care center that offers both acute inpatient care and outpatient care services in rural central Iowa. At the GRMC clinics, there is need for a closed-loop referral communications to occur between the primary care provider and the specialist provider. Currently, the primary care provider will refer a patient to

  • Medicare and Medicaid Overview

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    Medicare and Medicaid: An Overview It is important that we all understand the basics of the Medicare and Medicaid programs as we will all eventually come of age where it is necessary to seek their assistance. The purpose of this paper is to give a brief history of how the program came about, the various plans for each program, issues that affect cost and access to the programs, how the political arena is affected and finally a conclusion with final thoughts on the total information. The idea

  • The Changes Medicare Needs

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    and allowing claimant's to waive their rights to certain treatments under Medicare. Any one of these changes implemented on its own would be an improvement, but implementing all of them would create a much fairer system. A. State Legislative Remedies The Medicare set-aside requirement is intended to prevent workers' compensation insurers from shifting the expense of the claimant's future medical treatment to Medicare. It is therefore only a hindrance to settlement when the settlement is intended

  • Health Law and Regulation

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    Health Law and Regulation-Medicaid and Medicare Mathew V Kurian HCS/545 November 5 2012 Pro. Maureen Lancellot Health Law and Regulation-Medicare and Medicaid Medicare and Medicaid, created by the Social Security Amendment Act 1965, added Title XVIII and XIX to the Social Security Act. President Lyndon B Johnson was responsible for bringing about this change. Social Security Program started during the Great Depression of 1930s because of the stock market crash and bank failure, which wiped

  • Disadvantages Of Acute Care Hospital

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    soon as possible. Sometimes, patients are evaluated and transferred to long-term inpatient facilities such as for a mental health facility or a long-term care facility. The average length of stay in an acute care hospital is 3.8 days (Acute Care Services, 2017). Whereas long-term care is usually for chronic incapacitating illnesses, rehabilitation, or psychiatric care. Most hospitals are acute care (91%). Hospitals have been discovered from as early as 4000 BCE. These hospitals were more of “last

  • Quality Of Life Of Homebound Patients Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions

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    MCC are at a greater risk for losing their independence and becoming homebound and depressed. It is no surprise then that more and more homecare nurses are finding themselves caring for patients with a diminished quality of life. Payers like Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies currently have one main focus: reducing costs. Many studies have been performed to assess the cost savings related to keeping patients in their homes as opposed to lengthy hospital stays and/or admission to long

  • The Medicare Modernization Act ( Mma )

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    Background Since the late 1980s, Medicare has reimbursed physician services using the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), which encompasses 10,000 procedure codes. Each code is assigned resource-based relative value units (RVUs), which are designed to reflect physician work, practice expense, and malpractice expense. To adjust for local differences in cost of living, each RVU is modified using geographic practice cost indexes (GPCIs) and then converted to dollars using a “conversion factor.”

  • HIPAA: Protecting Our Privacy Essay

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    as research project. (Krager & Krager, 2008) HIPAA implemented specific code sets for diagnosis and procedures to be used in all transactions. Covered entities must adhere to the content and format requirements of each standard. (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, n.d)The security rule supplements the privacy rule; it deals specifically with electronic PHI or ePHI. It applies to covered entities that transmit health information in electronically. The Security Rule requires covered entities

  • The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

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    expanded the eligibility for more citizens to receive benefits under Medicaid. Citizens that fall under the poverty line now qualify for coverage in all states that have a Medicaid program. In the United States, Medicaid and ACA is the largest source of funding of medical services for people with low income (Martin, 2015). This act was predominately passed to help

  • HS100 Unit 7 Essay

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    jobs. The BLS also offers resources such as frequently asked questions, a glossary, a teacher’s guide, and occupational outlooks. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Retrieved from http://www.cms.gov/ The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) website offer a variety of information on Medicare, Medicaid, and Chip. For information concerning Medicare this site offers you an abundance of information such as eligibility and enrollment, health plans, prescription drug coverage,